|From:||Scotswood Road (NZ216635)|
|To:||Stamfordham Road (NZ220662)|
|Distance:||2.2 miles (3.5 km)|
|Meets:||A695, B1311, A186, A167|
|Former Number(s):||B6327, B6326|
|Route outline (key)|
The B1305 is a north-south link in the western suburbs of Newcastle upon Tyne. The road was originally numbered B6327 south of the A69 (present A186) and B6326 to the north; however, the road was placed in the 1-zone when the A1 western bypass was built in 1990 and so the present number was allocated.
The road starts at traffic lights on the A695 Scotswood Road on the north bank of the River Tyne. From here it winds to the north, climbing out of the valley, including a TOTSO right. The original road, now closed to traffic, was straight and old and new roads join at a roundabout after which the B1305 continues to climb to the north along a residential road.
A couple of bends later the road levels out at a set of traffic lights on the A186. There's now a multiplex west along this road for a couple of hundred yards to reach a roundabout. The B1305 now regains its number and northward route as it continues through the suburbs along the unusually named Two Ball Lonnen. Finally the road reaches the top of the hill it has been climbing for its entire route so far. There's then a short row of shops before we climb again to pass a Morrisons supermarket and end at a roundabout on the western branch of the A167.